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Interlaminar or transforaminal MI versus open MD for lumbar disc herniation sciatica

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Minimally invasive surgery for lumbar disc herniation: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Eur Spine J. 2014 May;23(5):1021-43

Contributing Authors: SJ Kamper RW Ostelo SM Rubinstein JM Nellensteijn WC Peul MP Arts MW van Tulder

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Evidence from 29 studies (n=4472), including 16 RCTs and 13 non-RCTs, was reviewed and, where possible, pooled to evaluate outcomes associated with 2 minimally invasive techniques (MI) and a conventional open microdiscectomy (MD) in the treatment of sciatica due to lumbar disc herniation. 21 studies compared interlaminar minimally invasive discectomy (ILMI) against MD, and estimates suggested no d...

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